Monday, April 05, 2010

Apple Picking

WDF (whole damn family) and I went up to Bilpin today and did a spot of apple picking.
Check out these trees dripping with Granny Smiths.  They taste like real apples, not like the horrid powdery things you get from supermarkets.
We went to Shield's Orchards.  And for $30 we ended up with 12kgs of beautiful Granny Smiths that we picked ourselves for making pies and eating. And 12kgs of mixed apples for making cider.
This is in addition to the other things in my fridge that are in dire need of preservation otherwise the chooks will get them.
Gah!  Mum's chooks have gone mental and that's 34 eggs I need to use. Yes. A lot of omelets.

I made a start preserving the zuchinni and eggplant, and making them into anti-pasto.  Basically I'm preserving them in oil, and you start the process by salting them for 24hours.
They need a heavy weight, so I have found a heavy weight.
Juice already squishing out nicely.
:)

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The Duck Herder said...

Nice haul! And the Screamies look delightful.

And I do applaud your ever so practical approach to the home arts.....heavy weight indeed!


duckie xxxxx

Mel said...

The apples look so good. What the heck are you going to do with all those eggs?

Being Me said...

Lovely. There is nothing like home-grown GS's, I agree. I didn't know apple pie could taste that good, either, til I stewed them up for a delectable feast. Mmmm. Sorry the season is over for us now.

Muse of Flights of Fancy said...

yummy looking apples!

love the weights :)

this colder weather is making me nostalgic for apple picking. we used to do it as WDF "back in the day"

Being Me said...

Lovely. There is nothing like home-grown GS's, I agree. I didn't know apple pie could taste that good, either, til I stewed them up for a delectable feast. Mmmm. Sorry the season is over for us now.